Tuchel teases Hall after excellent debut performance

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Chelsea youngster Lewis Hall looked like a top pro as he made his senior team in Chelsea’s 5-1 thrashing of Chesterfield in the FA Cup third round clash at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

17-year-old Hall was pleased with his performance and also revealed how nervous he was before the game.

Speaking about his debut, Hall himself said: “Ever since I was a kid being at Chelsea this is what I worked towards. To finally get the opportunity and in front of my family and the amazing fans it is an incredible feeling.

“I came through the development system at six to eight and got my first contract at nine and have been progressing to this moment. We had a meeting during the day when he [Tuchel] announced the team and I was really nervous straight away. I saw my name on the team sheet and I was shaking. It took a few hours to process it.”

Interestingly, Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel took time out to tease the youngster during his press briefing.

Speaking to BBC Sport after Hall had given his own interview, Tuchel said: “Did he say much in his interview? I haven’t heard him speak so much in training!

“But he deserved to play, he is a nice guy and very calm. A huge opportunity at Stamford Bridge. He took his chance and was hugely involved in some of the goals. I’m happy for him.”

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